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The US press explained why the West is the culprit in the Ukrainian crisis

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The United States and the European Union are responsible for the difficult situation in Ukraine. And this opinion has recently been expressed more and more loudly not only in Russia, but also in America.


The US press has explained why the West is the culprit in the Ukrainian crisis. In particular, this is what the American political scientist John Mearsheimer, who expressed his opinion in an article published by Foreign Affairs, thinks so.

The author believes that the crisis situation that has arisen in Ukraine is to a large extent related to the too active expansion of NATO to the East and the approach of the alliance to the Russian borders. As part of this policy, the US and EU began to take Ukraine out of Russia's orbit and reorient it toward the West. To this end, they began to support and nurture pro-Western liberal forces within this country. Their first success was the so-called Orange Revolution in 2004.

Naturally, Russia has repeatedly made it clear that Moscow does not intend to put up with the transformation of one of its strategic allies into a western bridgehead.

Since 2013, the West has gone even further, helping to organize a coup d'état in Ukraine in 2014. The US and the EU even turned a blind eye to the fact that outspoken neo-Nazis played a prominent role among the participants in the protest movement.

Actually, initially the Kremlin leadership did not plan to return Crimea, but could not allow NATO to come to the peninsula and even the very likely deployment of a permanent military base there. Moreover, the population of Crimea was categorically against the policy of the new Ukrainian leadership, which seized the country as a result of an armed coup.

The population of Donbass, historically closely connected with Russia, was also not ready to recognize the openly anti-Russian forces that seized power in Kiev. Therefore, in the east of Ukraine, two independent republics were proclaimed - the DPR and the LPR.

Thus, the main culprit of the crisis in Ukraine is the West, whose goal was to separate this country from Russia. Naturally, the Kremlin reacted rather harshly in response, and this was expected.

Mearsheimer believes that in order to get out of the crisis, the West should change its attitude towards Kiev and stop supporting anti-Russian forces there. Both Moscow and Washington and Brussels benefit from Ukraine becoming a "neutral buffer" between NATO and Russia. Austria played a similar role in Europe during the Cold War.

The American political scientist believes that for the general good, Ukraine should not end up either in the Western world or in the Russian. Such an approach, in his opinion, would be beneficial for all parties.
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  1. Victor_B
    Victor_B 6 December 2020 09: 38
    +3
    What not to write!
    Just to crow.
    Maybe they began to suspect?
    1. Ilya-spb
      Ilya-spb 6 December 2020 10: 19
      +1
      It is necessary to sell Chubais in the USA.

      The Americans will also have an answer: "Chubais is to blame for everything."
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 6 December 2020 10: 21
        +3
        Quote: Ilya-spb
        The Americans will also have an answer: "Chubais is to blame for everything."

        The Democrats already have such an answer - Trump!
        1. Ilya-spb
          Ilya-spb 6 December 2020 10: 23
          0
          Then ... Exchange Chubais for Trump)).
          1. Victor_B
            Victor_B 6 December 2020 10: 26
            +1
            Quote: Ilya-spb
            Exchange Chubais for Trump)).

            If Trump comes for the star of the Hero of Russia, then he can be organized in Kazan or Grozny, after which a change can be offered.
            1. krot
              krot 6 December 2020 10: 33
              +6
              Mearsheimer believes that in order to get out of the crisis, the West should change its attitude towards Kiev and stop supporting anti-Russian forces there. Both Moscow and Washington and Brussels benefit from Ukraine becoming a "neutral buffer" between NATO and Russia.

              Here are just to feed the Sumerians, I think we will no longer desire. If the West is interested, let them be fed. Until they learn to keep themselves in the country of pots
              1. major147
                major147 6 December 2020 11: 32
                +4
                Quote: krot
                in the country of pots

                in the country empty pans recourse
                1. Tatyana
                  Tatyana 6 December 2020 16: 51
                  +2
                  American political scientist believes that for the common good, Ukraine should not end up in either the Western world or the Russian. Such an approach, in his opinion, would be beneficial for all parties.

                  This is similar to an offer of DRAW from the US towards Russia. It's like in a chess game between the USA / West and the Russian Federation only in the historically Russian post-Soviet territorial-political field - Ukraine.

                  Washington / West will never agree to this US half-VICTORY over Russia! Washington's consent on this floor Pressing the RF in Ukraine can only be TEMPORARY as a BREAK in the US / West war against Russia before the general offensive of the Americans from the territory of the Ukrainian bridgehead.
                  1. major147
                    major147 6 December 2020 18: 38
                    +4
                    Quote: Tatiana
                    On this half-VICTORY of the USA over the Russian Federation

                    Simply put, the West wants to fix its position before the next roll.
                    1. Tatyana
                      Tatyana 6 December 2020 19: 19
                      +2
                      Quote: major147
                      Simply put, the West wants to fix its position before the next roll.

                      Exactly!
              2. _Ugene_
                _Ugene_ 6 December 2020 13: 15
                -1
                Here are just to feed the Sumerians, I think we will no longer desire. If the West is interested, let them be fed.
                how we fed and continue to feed, the new transit agreement is, firstly, long-term, and secondly, it is much more profitable for Ukraine than the previous ones, as a result, Gazprom reports on the loss-making of transit through Ukraine
                1. Albert1988
                  Albert1988 6 December 2020 15: 07
                  0
                  Quote: _Ugene_
                  how we fed and continue to feed, the new transit agreement is, firstly, a long-term one, and secondly, it is much more profitable for Ukraine than the previous ones

                  How to say - now Europe itself will be screwing Ukraine for all the stale gas, and this is not hukhry-muhry. And long-term - for 5 years, not so much ...
                  1. _Ugene_
                    _Ugene_ 6 December 2020 17: 29
                    +1
                    only if we pump less than a certain volume of gas, then we pay for transit anyway as for a larger volume, which is what happens in the end, and Gazprom is crying that in half a year transit through Ukraine turned out to be unprofitable, excellent trade
                    1. Albert1988
                      Albert1988 8 December 2020 20: 50
                      0
                      Quote: _Ugene_
                      and Gazprom is crying that in half a year transit through Ukraine has turned out to be unprofitable, excellent trade

                      Better to let Gazprom hire competent specialists, just look, loss will turn into profitability ...
            2. Machito
              Machito 6 December 2020 21: 45
              0
              It's too late to drink Borjomi, when the kidneys have failed. Nazi Ukraine will never be neutral: either the West will conquer it completely, or Russia will squeeze it back, or it will be torn to pieces. Do not suck more tender calf of two queens.
      2. Region-25.rus
        Region-25.rus 6 December 2020 10: 29
        -2
        no need to sell (they will squeeze more money)! better for nothing !! and even to pay extra for sure!
      3. businessv
        businessv 6 December 2020 19: 44
        0
        Quote: Ilya-spb
        It is necessary to sell Chubais in the USA.

        Whom are you going to sell? He has long and irrevocably already them, minke whales! This creature has already been sold so many times that it itself has lost count of this action!
    2. Finches
      Finches 6 December 2020 10: 24
      +14
      Professor Mearsheimer is a distinguished person. In 1970 he graduated from West Point ... The largest modern theorist of international relations. Always sane enough. In 2016 (if my memory serves me), I lectured at MGIMO. Chair of the Department at the University of Chicago. He is a serious person, not a balabol theorist, his opinion is authoritative and he is listened to, including on Capitol Hill. Another thing is that his political realism, of which he is a consistent supporter, does not fit into the policy of constant expansion cultivated in the United States since the First World War, in the best traditions of the Anglo-Saxon colonial ideology!
      1. major147
        major147 6 December 2020 11: 35
        +3
        Quote: Finches
        political realism, of which he is a consistent supporter, does not fit into the policy of constant expansion,

        Political realism is alien to political gopniks!
    3. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 6 December 2020 10: 33
      +4
      Quote: Victor_B
      What not to write!

      I do not understand, but what is wrong?
      1. Victor_B
        Victor_B 6 December 2020 10: 36
        +4
        Quote: Krasnoyarsk
        I do not understand, but what is wrong?

        It's just SO!
        Quote: Victor_B
        Maybe they began to suspect?

        The beam in the eye began to tickle ...
        1. Krasnoyarsk
          Krasnoyarsk 6 December 2020 10: 43
          +3
          Quote: Victor_B
          It's just SO!

          Well, it’s clearer to express myself nadot, otherwise I didn’t have an interpreter of your words at hand. request hi
          1. Victor_B
            Victor_B 6 December 2020 10: 45
            0
            Quote: Krasnoyarsk
            Well, it's clearer to express yourself nadot,

            The revolutionary flair must be trained!
            Vot! negative
            1. Krasnoyarsk
              Krasnoyarsk 6 December 2020 10: 46
              +4
              Quote: Victor_B
              The revolutionary flair must be trained!

              And, well, if so, then tady of course.
              1. Victor_B
                Victor_B 6 December 2020 10: 47
                -1
                Quote: Krasnoyarsk
                And, well, if so, then tady of course.

                And then!
    4. major147
      major147 6 December 2020 11: 31
      +1
      Quote: Victor_B
      Maybe they began to suspect?

      Hardly. It's just that the guides themselves could never feed themselves, although they were terribly puffed up in the USSR. And the West cannot afford to feed them, as the IMF shows. So they want to beautifully dispose of an unusable asset.
      1. Alex777
        Alex777 6 December 2020 13: 16
        0
        Without Crimea and Donbass, this great power is not so interesting to the West.
        There is nowhere to cover the losses from the termination of cooperation with Russia.
        And the coronavirus has significantly changed the economic situation for everyone.
    5. Yura
      Yura 6 December 2020 19: 41
      -1
      Quote: Victor_B
      Maybe they began to suspect?

      Yes, no, everything is according to plan, Ukraine is ruined, ideologically fragmented, and will depend on the West for a very long time. Russia does not see Ukraine as even neutral in relation to our country, and if we talk about economic ties, then they are practically reduced to zero, and if they think about it, then the question of economic support for this country in all sectors will immediately arise, and this is a burden akin to chains on legs, which will immediately affect everyone in Russia. Therefore, the West, the United States, understanding the situation, are preparing with the help of such articles and so on, creating the necessary direction of public opinion, to "throw Ukraine", which of course is loudly said, but the fact that the ration will begin to cut it is for sure. As for Ukraine and its citizens, the United States does not give a damn about them, Ukraine for them is one of the many instruments of their policy, and only if the instrument breaks, they buy another.
  2. KVU-NSVD
    KVU-NSVD 6 December 2020 09: 40
    +3
    Well, nefigazh myself ... Unexpectedly. Let's see if this publication will develop, but the attempt is interesting.
  3. Doccor18
    Doccor18 6 December 2020 09: 42
    +7
    Both Moscow and Washington and Brussels benefit from Ukraine becoming a "neutral buffer" between NATO and Russia.

    Moscow - yes, Washington - no. The democrats are embodying in reality a long-conceived dream, when the Slavs themselves, with pleasure, will begin to cut each other.
    1. Krasnoyarsk
      Krasnoyarsk 6 December 2020 10: 38
      +2
      Quote: Doccor18
      Moscow - yes, Washington - no.

      And it is unprofitable for Washington, it is clear for what reasons. But Russia has few benefits. For Russia, the best option is Ukraine - a strategic ally, and even better - the South-West Federal District.
      1. Doccor18
        Doccor18 6 December 2020 11: 06
        -1
        For Russia, the best option is Ukraine, a strategic ally, and even better, the South-West Federal District.

        For Russia and its people, yes.
        But the interests of the people and the power-oligarchic structures rarely intersect ...
      2. major147
        major147 6 December 2020 11: 37
        0
        Quote: Krasnoyarsk
        even better is the South-West Federal District.

        At least along the Dnieper.
  4. Lech from Android.
    Lech from Android. 6 December 2020 09: 46
    +5
    The American political scientist believes that for the general good, Ukraine should not end up either in the Western world or in the Russian. Such an approach, in his opinion, would be beneficial for all parties.

    Division ... only division of property ... Lviv region with the Nazis to the West (let them suffer with them), the rest is for us ... since such a booze has gone.
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  6. rotmistr60
    rotmistr60 6 December 2020 09: 51
    +2
    the main culprit behind the crisis in Ukraine is the West
    Finally, journalists also begin to understand (the elite knows this very well, but clings to the chance to play off Ukraine with Russia in the war), and most importantly write about it in the media. Only the train has already left, and you can't even see the lantern of the last carriage.
    1. Mountain shooter
      Mountain shooter 6 December 2020 10: 39
      0
      Quote: rotmistr60
      Finally, journalists also begin to understand (the top knows this very well, but clings to the chance to play off Ukraine with Russia in the war)

      The result of such a "war" is obvious, the left-bank Ukraine and Odessa will end up in Russia, Transcarpathia in ... and a fig with him, but Lvov will "smile" at the Poles, not an inch to the enemy anymore ...
    2. Avior
      Avior 6 December 2020 10: 39
      +3
      He is not a journalist and has never been a journalist.
      He is a political scientist with very specific views.
  7. Mikhail S.
    Mikhail S. 6 December 2020 09: 57
    +6
    The "US press" is, to put it mildly, greatly exaggerated. Against the background of real politics, this is like a spoonful of honey in a fly in the ointment.
  8. Aleks2000
    Aleks2000 6 December 2020 09: 59
    +2
    According to an unsigned article by Anonymous, the lone political scientist Omeriki thinks his own way.
    Of course.
    And before, these were rare, but met.
    Even here, "political scientists" are usually polished uncles, explaining the wisdom of the leadership and the stupidity of the rest

    It is foolish to expect that the USA and the UES will not "take Ukraine out of the Russian orbit and reorient it to the West." Everyone does the same.
  9. Cowbra
    Cowbra 6 December 2020 10: 01
    +2
    I did not understand, but the fact that the "Maidan headquarters" was in the US embassy - this, by the way, is the territory of another state - what does it mean? What does the fact that the leaders of the Maidan all without exception were abroad and an armed coup d'etat was controlled from abroad?
    That's it, this question is generally closed
  10. APASUS
    APASUS 6 December 2020 10: 08
    +3
    The American political scientist believes that for the general good, Ukraine should not end up either in the Western world or in the Russian. Such an approach, in his opinion, would be beneficial for all parties.

    The problem is that these are the words of an American political scientist, not the country's leadership.
    1. Selevc
      Selevc 6 December 2020 10: 20
      +6
      Quote: APASUS
      The problem is that these are the words of an American political scientist, not the country's leadership.

      The fact is that this is such a modern political technology ... So the West is attacking the post-Soviet space - first, some obviously anti-Russian attack is made from those who decide and then statements are kind of conciliatory and sound from those who do not decide anything !!! These methods of info-war are being played in the media over and over again !!!
      1. APASUS
        APASUS 6 December 2020 19: 16
        0
        Quote: Selevc
        The fact is that this is such a modern political technology ... So the West is attacking the post-Soviet space - first, some obviously anti-Russian attack is made from those who decide and then statements are kind of conciliatory and sound from those who decide nothing !!

        There is still one moment, all common thoughts in the media, officials begin to broadcast, with the prefix ex.
  11. Selevc
    Selevc 6 December 2020 10: 15
    +1
    The American political scientist believes that for the common good, Ukraine should not end up either in the Western world or in the Russian.
    All this is great - but not real ... And the harsh reality is that many in the West believe that the Russian world is decreasing and shrinking, while the West, on the contrary, is growing and expanding to the east, and they seem to be not going to stop ...

    I think that this is only a matter of time, and the very next time, when the West, in its confrontation with Russia, will use its main Ukrainian trump card ...
    1. stalki
      stalki 6 December 2020 10: 28
      +1
      I think that this is only a matter of time, and the very next time, when the West, in its confrontation with Russia, will use its main Ukrainian trump card ...
      Wow! How fast you are. Would you like more details? And I wonder what the West is doing in your 30 years? For me it already goes. As always, through one place.
  12. voronok
    voronok 6 December 2020 10: 17
    0
    West to hand over Ukraine? Like take Russia, we no longer need it, poor raped slut ... So wash it if you can
  13. askort154
    askort154 6 December 2020 10: 25
    +3
    The US press has explained why ...

    A lonely boy, he correctly described the truth. But that's just - a lonely voice in the "US press."
  14. samarin1969
    samarin1969 6 December 2020 10: 25
    0
    Every week, with a strange consistency, Russian news agencies provide such information: "In the US they think ...", "The European Parliament spoke in favor of ..."
    Of course, every country has its own "Wagenknecht". Russia has its own "Crimean Nazis".
    Well, Lavrov somehow fantasized that on the sidelines the “partners” were inclined towards constructive cooperation, and only sanctions in protocol events.
    All this muddy "samizdat" is simply frivolous and meaningless.
    1. rocket757
      rocket757 6 December 2020 10: 55
      0
      Normal, real professionals have already noticed that "rotten games" have begun that prepare us for the fact that "our" fat bellys want / will put up with their WESTERN COLLEAGUES! It looks like Mr. Fix has a plan .... only the final result of this plan is unlikely to benefit us !!!
      How can you not remember that the Kremlin has a lot of towers, and at the expense of friendship, they do not know consent, by definition .... although they have a theme that unites.
      1. samarin1969
        samarin1969 6 December 2020 11: 27
        +1
        Quote: rocket757
        Normal, real professionals have already noticed that "rotten games" have begun that prepare us for the fact that "our" fat bellys want / will put up with their WESTERN COLLEAGUES! It looks like Mr. Fix has a plan .... only the final result of this plan is unlikely to benefit us !!!
        How can you not remember that the Kremlin has a lot of towers, and at the expense of friendship, they do not know consent, by definition .... although they have a theme that unites.

        I cannot call myself a "professional". But he noticed "rotten games" on an April day, when the "creeping line" of TV first announced an "important message", and then there was an incomprehensible night video of the Guarantor.
        I heard about the "towers". I don’t see the slightest hints and signs about the patriotic "towers." bully
        1. rocket757
          rocket757 6 December 2020 13: 21
          +1
          There are some, whose interests, somewhat, coincide with the line of development of the country ... this is not the worst option, because a strong economic foundation has been laid for the desired direction of development.
          This is no longer boltology, empty slogans and so on ... a lot can be done on this basis.
  15. rocket757
    rocket757 6 December 2020 10: 32
    +1
    The American political scientist believes that for the general good, Ukraine should not end up either in the Western world or in the Russian. Such an approach, in his opinion, would be beneficial for all parties.

    Interesno, for whom it was written ???
    For us, this is pleasant, but useless, because Western "partners" have their own specific Wishlist and do not intend to refuse them!
    A voice into the void .... and no need to harbor illusions that someone is ready to listen to it.
  16. Avior
    Avior 6 December 2020 10: 37
    +1
    Political scientist Mearsheimer is the inventor of the theory of offensive realism, and the article is quite in the spirit of this theory. He simply could not have written another.
    In the 90s, he was a supporter of the idea that Germany and Ukraine should have nuclear weapons in service, as it promotes peace.
    In 2014, he also wrote an article with exactly the same content as now, published in the same Foreign Office ("Why the Ukrainian crisis is the fault of the West. Liberal illusions that provoked Putin"). Did you make money twice on one article? Wisely smile
    But what's the hackneyed and ridiculous
    The US press explained ...

    Riddle.
    Well, they would have written that an American political scientist wrote an article, why bring the US press here?
  17. prior
    prior 6 December 2020 10: 40
    -1
    Less than seven years later, American journalists finally noticed the "ears" of the State Department sticking out of the Kiev Maidan from all sides.
    If this continues, in ten years the choice of the Crimeans will be recognized as legal and democratic.
  18. evgen1221
    evgen1221 6 December 2020 10: 42
    -2
    Well, as a way to get rid of a suitcase without a handle in the form of ukrov and not lose face, is acceptable. Here are just BUT interfere. When America threw a ready opportunity with the hands of their worshiping baboons to fuck their opponents, never. When the West missed the opportunity to have a good fuck for free, never. Until there is a serious counterbalance to the ideas of the Western world, Ukrainians will be drawn to them - (we have nothing to offer an alternative and workable, well, not taxes for the air, they have a lot of their own). The conclusion is that in the foreseeable future, ukrov will not be turned into a buffer, well, physically, the west is forming a better way of life in the minds of everyone, plus the geopolitics of the states have their own base near each country in the world to influence the opponent. Again, factories need to be built and life should be improved, but why should the states improve the life of the Papuans, the states care about an affable life only for their citizens. In contrast to us, the international, fraternal peoples and others at the expense of their citizens.
  19. BAI
    BAI 6 December 2020 10: 47
    0
    Thus, the main culprit of the crisis in Ukraine is the West, whose goal was to separate this country from Russia. Naturally, the Kremlin reacted rather harshly in response, and this was expected.

    Today is the day of epiphany. Both in the US and in Poland, eyes suddenly opened.
  20. Andrea
    Andrea 6 December 2020 11: 12
    0
    ABOUT! America discovered!
    But if I went even a little deeper into the essence of the issue, I would come to the conclusion that Ukraine cannot be neutral, it will have to have its own opinion, its policy, its resources, even the state needs to have its own, I'm not talking about the government with the president ...
    Who, then, will all sorts of nishtyaki for free roll up !?
  21. Mykhalych
    Mykhalych 6 December 2020 11: 14
    -1
    Oops, John Mearsheimer is not an authority. Psaki will say, I will believe! So.
  22. Svetlana
    Svetlana 6 December 2020 11: 21
    +1
    I should drink honey with your lips.
    ..
    If one of the American political scientists in one of the publications explained something there, it absolutely does not mean that the US press explained it. Bo general is always more private.
    ..
    But you have created a loud and attractive, hype-friendly name, there's no arguing.
  23. bratchanin3
    bratchanin3 6 December 2020 11: 30
    0
    Indeed, what else can the Americans say if the "Western Ukraine" project has failed, and the West simply will not be able to support 30 - 35 million parasites.
  24. Tankodrom
    Tankodrom 6 December 2020 11: 49
    -1
    The United States and the European Union are responsible for the difficult situation in Ukraine.

    Everything went to this, but here's a hint of the West is clear for the outskirts .. No fighting in the Donbass, no loans! They will start soon .. I bought UAVs from the Turks, javelins, etc.
    Atu Russia? Zelensky is probably shaking with his "Jewish eyes", this is not block 95 for him ..
  25. Goldmitro
    Goldmitro 6 December 2020 12: 05
    0
    Quote: APASUS
    The problem is that these are the words of an American political scientist, not the country's leadership.

    Moreover, the policy towards Russia is determined not so much by the country's leadership as by the ruling circles of the Naglo-Saxon civilization, which have been for so many centuries trying with all their might, including two world wars, eliminate Russia from the political map of the world!
  26. iouris
    iouris 6 December 2020 12: 49
    0
    It would be interesting to know the details of the HSP, and the "US press" is "fake news".
  27. dgonni
    dgonni 6 December 2020 14: 55
    0
    The authors are handsome. It is necessary to be able to squeeze an article for October 2014 under the guise of a modern analysis of a prominent political scientist!
    For non-believers, proof! (https://www.foreignaffairs.com/articles/russia-fsu/2014-08-18/why-ukraine-crisis-west-s-fault)
    Why didn't the authors give him further research of this author?
    Because the articles for 2015-2020 no longer carry anything like that in terms of Ukraine's neutrality. There he writes something completely different.
    Cool juggling, but unfortunately it is checked in the age of neth at a time.
    Should be ashamed!
    1. Avior
      Avior 7 December 2020 00: 23
      +1
      But I believed that this is a new article with the same content: ((((
      Unfortunately, the further, the deeper you need to check articles on VO: (((
  28. orionvitt
    orionvitt 6 December 2020 15: 38
    -1
    for the common good, Ukraine should not end up in either the Western world or the Russian
    Frankly speaking, for the common good, it would be better if there were no Ukraine at all. The same applies to many "new democracies". about the mention of which, except for nausea, nothing arises. The world would be cleaner.
  29. itis
    itis 6 December 2020 23: 33
    0
    "Naturally, Russia has repeatedly made it clear that Moscow ...."
    remove the word "understand" and it becomes clear. Most of all, he infuriates that Brzezinski, Schweine, achieved his goal Russia was generously not ready. the same rake with Belarusians. the impression is that the General Staff has nothing to do with foreign policy.
  30. Okiy
    Okiy 7 December 2020 11: 43
    -1
    Why this article?